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11/7/2014

Six seminarians received into candidacy for Holy Orders

Six Sacred Heart seminarians were admitted to candidacy for holy orders on Nov. 5. Candidacy is a critical milestone before diaconal ordination and, ultimately priestly ordination.  At Sacred Heart, it is the point in the formation journey at which ...

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10/9/2014

Fourteen instituted as acolytes at Oct. 8 rite

Fourteen Sacred Heart seminarians were instituted as acolytes, an important milestone in the journey of priestly formation, at an Oct. 8 rite. The Most Rev. Donald Hying, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, presided. Pictured are: Rub&ea...

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5/22/2014

Bishop of Hung Hoa, Vietnam, visits SHST

Bishop Alphonsus Long Nguyen, the auxillary bishop of Hung Hoa, Vietnam, came to SHST on May 22 to visit with two of his priests who are studying English as a second language at the seminary. Pictured (l-r) are Bishop Nguyen, Fr. Quang Nguyen, SCJ, a mem...

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5/6/2014

22 men representing 12 dioceses and religious orders graduate from SHST

Twenty-two students took degrees or completed their programs at SHST at the seminary's May 2 spring commencement. Pictured left to right are: Robert Ballman, a seminarian from the Diocese of Memphis; Taj Glodd, Diocese of Lafayette in La.; Robert Cloos...

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3/27/2014

Sacred Heart priest economist brings Dehon's message to 2014

Fr. Quang Nguyen, SCJ, was the presenter for Sacred Heart School of Theology’s annual Dehon Lecture on March 26. The title of his presentation was, “Fr. Dehon’s Ministry from an Economic Perspective.” He spoke of the historical ...

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3/20/2014

March 19 rite institutes 17 as readers

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki, D.D., Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, preached and presided at the Mar. 19 Institution of Reader. Seventeen seminarians were instituted as readers at the Mass. Pictured above, left to right are: William Tulua, Dioce...

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1/14/2014

New classroom furniture brightens students' return

Seminarians and other students returned from the Christmas break to find attractive new furniture throughout the classroom areas of the seminary. New, comfortable wood chairs and wood-laminate tables complete the make-over of the classrooms initia...

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1/9/2014

Workshop preps soon-to-be priests for parish administration

Twenty-three seminarians who will be ordained this year have returned early from their Christmas break to participate in the seminary’s four-day Parish Administration Workshop. As head of a parish, the future priests will face duties that are not ...

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12/5/2013

Peace and Justice Committee collects 40 holiday meals

Seminarians from the Peace and Justice Committee collected 40 holiday food boxes from the Sacred Heart School of Theology community, to feed the poor in the greater Milwaukee area. The boxes of food, each with enough to feed a family of five, will be dist...

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11/6/2013

Six seminarians admitted to candidacy for holy orders

Six SHST seminarians were admitted to candidacy for holy orders Wednesday. This is an important milestone on their path to priesthood.  At Sacred Heart, candidacy marks the point at which seminarians may wear the Roman collar. Milwaukee Archbishop...

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9/26/2013

Cultural Fair celebrates SHST's global reach

Sacred Heart on Wednesday celebrated its Cultural Fair  – an annual celebration of the cultural diversity of the student body – starting with a special all-seminary Mass.  Following the Mass, students from 10 countrie...

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9/19/2013

Seminarians commissioned for pastoral field placements

Twelve SHST seminarians were commissioned for their pastoral formation field placements around the Milwaukee area at a special Mass Sept. 18. Their placements are an important part of the pastoral formation process. Pastoral formation is one of the four...

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9/17/2013

Fr. Paul Kelly, SCJ, delivers year's first day of recollection

Fr. Paul Kelly, SCJ, delivered the seminary's first first day of recollection of the year Sept. 11. The day, which included all seminarians, faculty and staff, started with a Mass, followed by a morning reflection by Fr. Kelly, the sacrament of Penance, a...

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9/4/2013

School year kicks off with diverse group of seminarians

Twenty-three new seminarians representing nine nations have begun their new school year at Sacred Heart School of Theology, bringing the total number of seminarians so far this year to 87. Their ages range from 22-year-old Matthew Rappl from the D...

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8/28/2013

SHST mourns the loss of Javier Ibarra-Hernandez

The Sacred Heart School of Theology community mourns the loss of Javier Ibarra-Hernandez, a seminarian for the Diocese of Salina, Kansas, who died on Monday, August 26. He died from an unusual form of pneumonia. A wake service with Rosary will be h...

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7/2/2013

ESL students swell SHST summer ranks

Thirty priests, nuns and religious brothers from 12 countries on five continents are converging on Sacred Heart School of Theology this summer to learn English. The students, whose backgrounds in English range from those with virtually no knowledge ...

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5/7/2013

Nineteen future priests take masters' degrees, complete programs

Nineteen students representing 15 dioceses and religious orders across the United States, and one in Tanzania, took masters' degrees or completed their programs on the path to priesthood at Sacred Heart's May 3 graduation. Receiving the maste...

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5/3/2013

Knoebel, Papineau, Schiavone retire after a combined 89 years of service to SHST

Three long-time Sacred Heart faculty members are retiring at the end of the Spring, 2013 semester. Pictured are (l-r) Fr. André Papineau, SDS, Fr. Robert Schiavone, and Fr. Thomas Knoebel at a special vespers ceremony during which they r...

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5/2/2013

Eleven seminarians make deacon promises

Eleven seminarians made their deacon promises before the entire Sacred Heart School of Theology community on May 1. In seminary formation, deacon promises are an important rite leading up to ordination to the diaconate. The milestone marks the point...

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4/22/2013

Weekend of Lux Center dialogue culminates in talks by theologians Levine, Sklba

  Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish studies at Vanderbilt University, participated in several events sponsored by the Lux Center at Sacred Heart School of Theology April 19 through 21.Photos above: A., B. and E.: Levine and...

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3/22/2013

Ten instituted as readers

Ten SHST seminarians were instituted as readers at a March 20 rite, with the Most Rev. Richard F. Stika, bishop of Knoxville, Tenn., presiding. Pictured are (l-r): Charles William Massie, Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana; Juan Carlos Torres-Chapeta, Dio...

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2/15/2013

Ash Wednesday brings day of recollection on Ignatian spirituality for SHST community

An Ash Wednesday day of recollection following a model of Ignatian spirituality was presented by Sacred Heart Academic Dean Patrick Russell, Ph.D., and his wife, Stephanie Russell, Ed.D., both lay Ignatian Associates. Dr. Stephanie Russell is vice preside...

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2/14/2013

Msgr. Shecterle appears on WTMJ TV news regarding papal transition

WTMJ TV news in Milwaukee interviewed Msgr. Ross A. Shecterle, president-rector of Sacred Heart School of Theology, for a Feb. 12 segment on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Msgr. Shecterle provided comments on the papal transition and his personal ...

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1/3/2013

SHST releases new promotional video featuring Msgr. Ross Shecterle

Sacred Heart School of Theology has release a new promotional video featuring the seminary's new rector, Msgr. Ross A. Shecterle. In the video, which features a number of scene's from around the institution, Msgr. Shecterle offers his view of the ideals ...

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11/21/2012

Fr. Michel speaks on experiences among Muslims at Ecumenical and Interreligious Luncheon

The Rev. Thomas Michel, S.J., offered a discussion on the challenges of anti-Islamic sentiment in American churches and society, as the featured speaker for the Nov. 16 Ecumenical Interreligious Luncheon at Sacred Heart School of Theology. Fr. Michel, wh...

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10/26/2012

Alum Gathering features McCord for Dehon Lecture

Dr. H. Richard McCord, the recently retired executive director of the Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women and Youth at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, presented insights on trends in lay ministry, and their roots in Vatican II as the fall, 2012 Sa...

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10/11/2012

12 seminarians instituted as acolytes on path to preisthood

Twelve Sacred Heart School of Theology seminarians were instituted as acolytes Wednesday at a special all-school liturgy. The Most Rev. V. James Weisgerber, Archbishop of Winnipeg, presided. The rite is an important step on the path to priesthood. Pict...

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9/28/2012

Students from around world show off traditions at Cultural Fair

Sacred Heart School of Theology students, faculty, staff and visitors enjoyed the seminary's annual Cultural Fair this week, with students from nine foreign countries showing off various aspects of their cultures. The event, a longstanding tradition at S...

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9/19/2012

15 seminarians commissioned for pastoral ministry assignments

Fifteen seminarians were commissioned for their pastoral ministry assignments at an all-school liturgy Wednesday. Pictured here with their supervisors, the men accepted a wide range of assignments, including parish work and roles at hospice centers, resi...

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9/13/2012

Msgr. Shecterle gives day of recollection on art, beauty

The Very Rev. Msgr. Ross A. Shecterle delivered the first day of recollection of the 2012-2013 school year at Sacred Heart, entitled, The Language of Beauty: Spirituality of the Fine Arts. Msgr. Shecterle is Sacred Heart's president-rector. The day inclu...

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8/30/2012

Msgr. Ross Shecterle formally installed as 19th rector, president of SHST

Msgr. Ross A. Shecterle was formally installed as president-rector at Sacred Heart School of Theology at an evening Mass on Aug. 29, with hundreds in the congregation, including seminarians, faculty, staff, family, clergy and a host of other well-wishers....

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7/3/2012

35 attend summer English-as-a-Second-Language program

  Thirty-five students of 11 nationalities are converging on Sacred Heart School of Theology for its summer English-as-a-Second-Language Program. The group is the largest summer class in recent years. The students are mostly priests, brothers and...

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7/2/2012

ESL grad Dalla Zuanna named bishop in Africa

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Sacred Heart ESL Program alumnus Fr. Claudio Dalla Zuanna, SCJ, as archbishop of Beira in Mozambique. He is the sixth graduate of SHST's English language program to be made a bishop. Fr. Dalla Zuanna, 53, is currently vice...

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5/1/2012

SHST bids fond farewell to Fr. Jan de Jong, SCJ

Sacred Heart School of Theology held a tribute celebration for the Very Rev. Jan de Jong, SCJ, president-rector, on the occasion of his upcoming retirement. The celebration started with a Mass. The homilist was the Very Rev. Thomas Cassidy, SCJ, provinci...

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4/25/2012

Four admitted to candidacy

Four seminarians were admitted as candidates for holy orders at an Apr. 25 all-school Mass. This is an important step on the path to diaconate ordination. The four will be ordained as transitional deacons in the near future. Pictured (l-r) with Fr. Jan d...

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4/20/2012

Bishop Ricken gives day of recollection on 'interior life'

The Most Rev. David Ricken, DD, Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, presented Sacred Heart School of Theology's final day of recollection for the 2011-2012 school year on April 18. Bishop Ricken, who sends seminarians to the school and sits on its Board ...

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3/22/2012

Eight instituted as readers

Eight Sacred Heart School of Theology seminarians were instituted as readers at a March 21 Mass. The Most Rev. J. Terry Steib, bishop of the Diocese of Memphis, presided. Pictured are (back row, l-r): Anthony Budnick, Diocese of Knoxville; Taj Glodd, Dio...

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3/14/2012

Fr. Heille presents Dehon lecture on preaching

Fr. Gregory Heille, O.P., lead sessions on preaching for Sacred Heart School of Theology's March 14 Dehon Lecture and workshops. His presentation was  entitled, “Parish Practice For Hearing The Word Of God.” Rev. Heille stated: "Good Sun...

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2/15/2012

Landau's Lux Center lecture sees models for peace in Genisis passages

The Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart School of Theology hosted a lecture by Professor Yehezkel Landau of Hartford Seminary entitled Biblical Resources for Peacemaking: Liberating Lessons from Genesis. Landau examined passages in Gen...

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2/3/2012

Author appears with subject of 'Rescuing Regina' at book event

SHST hosted a Feb. 2 presentation by Josephe Marie Flynn on her book, Rescuing Regina, in which she chronicles the story of Regina Bakala and her family. Bakala was a young mother in the U.S. threatened with the terrifying prospect of deportation to the ...

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2/2/2012

Dr. Sherry Blumberg named the 2012 Milwaukee Jewish Educator of Year

Sherry Blumberg, Ph.D., a frequent part-time lecturer at SHST, has been named the 2012 Milwaukee Jewish Educator of Year by the Coalition for Jewish Learning, an arm of the Jewish Federation of Milwaukee.  Blumberg is a member of the Executive Commi...

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1/27/2012

Priest psychologist takes on internet pornography

Sacred Heart seminarians attended a workshop on internet pornography and addiction presented by Fr. James Schroeder, SCJ, Ph.D., a St. Louis-based clinical psychologist.Easy access to pornography via the internet has increased the prevalence of compulsive...

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1/10/2012

‘Rescuing Regina’ author to speak at SHST Feb. 2

Sr. Josephe Marie Flynn, SSND, will make a presentation on her book, Rescuing Regina: The Battle to Save a Friend from Deportation and Death, on Feb. 2 at Sacred Heart School of Theology. Regina Bakala, the woman who is the focus of the book, and her hus...

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12/6/2011

Posada Navideña brings Mexican advent tradition to Hales Corners

Sacred Heart seminarians and staff recently celebrated a Posada Navideña, a Mexican Advent tradition which usually begins nine days before Christmas. The Posada is intended to prepare one's heart for the coming of Jesus Christ and to remember the t...

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11/21/2011

Three ordained to diaconate at Nov. 19 rite

Three seminarians were ordianed to the transitional diaconate on Nov. 19. Left to right are: Fr. Jan de Jong, president-rector, Louis Shea of the Diocese of Cheyenne, Bishop Kevin Vann and Michael Moloney, both of the Diocese of Fort Worth, and Justus Ala...

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10/27/2011

Dehon lecture focuses on 'mystagogy' of new Roman Missal

Sacred Heart's October 2011 Dehon Lecture was a creative exploration of the new translation of the Roman Missal facilitated by Fr. Duane Wachowiak, director of the Secretariat for Worship and Liturgical Formation for the Diocese of Gaylord, Mich.The prese...

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9/29/2011

Nine nations at SHST cultural fair

Nine nations were represented at Sacred Heart's annual Cultural Fair on Sept. 28. The lunchtime exhibition gives foreign students at the seminary an opportunity to show off their home cultures with displays, including local foods and beverages. Sacr...

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9/21/2011

Welcoming Holy Spirit is Day of Recollection focus

Sacred Heart President-Rector Fr. Jan de Jong, SCJ, delivered a reflection on "Welcoming the Holy Spirit" for the seminary's first Day of Recollection in the 2011-2012 school year. His presentation included morning and afternoon theological reflections c...

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9/16/2011

Bishop returns after 30 years to see profs

Bishop Paul Ssemogerere of the Diocese of Kasana- Luwero, Uganda (center) visted the SHST campus today and met with two of his former St. Francis de Sales Seminary professors who taught him as a student there three decades ago. The bishop was in the Unit...

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9/8/2011

Bishop Paprocki visits seminarians

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Ill. visited Sacred Heart School of Theology on Sept. 8 to meet with his seminarians and their advisors. Three of the seminarians for the Diocese of Springfield are now at Sacred Heart:...

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8/19/2011

SHST welcomes four new profs to faculty

Three new professors have joined the Sacred Heart School of Theology faculty, and a former part-time instructor has joined as full-time Associate Director of Human and Spiritual Formation. Rev. Toan Do, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, has been...

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7/20/2011

SHST welcomes 29 for English as second language

 Twenty-nine students from 11 countries have arrived at Sacred Heart School of Theology for the seminary's respected English-as-a-Second-Language Program for clergy and church workers. The group is one of the largest in years. The large class is par...

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6/23/2011

Feast of Sacred Heart July 1

The Feast of the Sacred Heart, Friday, July 1, will be observed at the Sacred Heart Monastary and School of Theology starting with Eucharist at 11 a.m. in the main chapel. The feast celebrates devotion toward the love of God as symbolized by th...

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6/10/2011

African Bishop arrives

Bishop Joseph Potocnak, SCJ, bishop of De Arr, South Africa, is with the Sacred Heart seminary community this week. He is at the seminary for the priesthood ordination of Duy Nguyen, SCJ, who will be ordained Saturday, June 11....

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5/26/2011

Fr. Hying appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee

Congratulations to Bishop-elect Don Hying (pictured left with Sacred Heart President-Rector Fr. Jan de Jong, SCJ) on his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Sacred Heart community wishes him many blessings in this transi...

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5/25/2011

Twenty grads take M.A., M. Div. degrees, and complete programs

Sacred Heart School of Thelogy graduated 20 men and women at a May 6 verspers ceremony. They include 15 who will serve as priests in Catholic dioceses around the United States and Canada – 13 of whom received Master of Divinity degrees and two compl...

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5/20/2011

Richey honored as Cardinal Stritch Teacher of the Year

Dr. Lance Richey was honored as Educator of the Year at Cardinal Stritch University recently. Richey, a lecturer of Introductory Studies at Sacred Heart and Associate Professor of Relgious Studies, has been a member of the Sacred Heart faculty since 2006....

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5/3/2011

Three faculty celebrate retirements

Fr. Melvin Michalski (in vestments, at left), Barbara Scherrer (center), and Fr. Hugh Birdsall, SDS, (right) greet well-wishers after taking part in a Mass that was part of their recent retirement celebration. Fr. Birdsall served on Sacred Heart's facul...

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4/28/2011

Russell discusses his Involvement with the Ignatian Associates

Dr. Patrick Russell, assistant professor of systematic studies, is currently featured on the Ignatian Associates website. Russell, one of the founding members of the Associates, discusses the taskforce that formed the Associates, and his family's commitme...

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4/19/2011

Students give Promises on the Path to the Diaconate

Five students gave their promises on the path to diaconate ordination at an April 5 rite at Sacred Heart School of Theology. Pictured are (l-r): Sacred Heart President-Rector the Very Rev. Jan de Jong, SCJ (back to camera);Albert Allen of the diocese of S...

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4/14/2011

Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV presents last Day of Recollection of the School Year

Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, presented a Day of Recollection for the Sacred Heart seminary community on April 13. The author of six books, Fr. Gallagher presentation was on St. Ignatius of Loyola's Rules for Discernment and how their insights are invaluab...

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4/11/2011

Sacred Heart mourns the death of Fr. Charles Bisgrove

Fr. Charles Bisgrove, SCJ, Associate Director of Human and Spiritual Formation at Sacred Heart School of Theology, died Sunday, April 10, following a massive stroke suffered the previous Thursday. His passing is mourned by the many students, faculty and s...

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4/4/2011

2011-2012 academic year calendar available

The calendar for the 2011-2012 academic year is now available online Keep up on all of the upcoming events and academic deadlines going on at Sacred Heart. If you are looking for the current year's calendar, it can be found under News and Events link on t...

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3/30/2011

Sacred Heart community celebrates personal milestones

Wednesday, March 30, the Sacred Heart community gathered for the Employee Recognition Evening. This evening is a time for everyone to celebrate the milestones of members of the community. The evening began with a prayer service and continued with a recept...

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3/29/2011

Faculty Publications Continue

Sacred Heart School of Theology faculty have continued their impressive pace of publications this academic year. Dr. Patrick Russell (left), in Review of Biblical Literature, reviewed Introduction to the Historical Books: Strategies for Reading , by Stev...

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3/8/2011

Eight instituted as readers

Eight seminarians were instituted as readers March 2nd at the seminary. Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Fort Worth presided at the institution Mass, while Bishop Ronald Gainer of the Diocese of Lexington concelebrated. Pictured are Kevin McDonald, Dio...

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3/7/2011

Lux Center at SHST hosts lecture by B.C.'s Dr. Ruth Langer

Nearly 200 people attended the inaugural public lecture of The Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart School of Theology Sunday, March 6, as Dr. Ruth Langer presented “Approaches to our Sacred Text: Jews and Christians Living with ...

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2/18/2011

Lux Center at SHST to host lecture by B.C.'s Dr. Ruth Langer

The Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart School of Theology will host its inaugural public lecture, “Approaches to our Sacred Text: Jews and Christians Living with the Bible,” by Dr. Ruth Langer of Boston College . The event ...

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2/14/2011

Seminary hosts national vocation directors' institute

Dozens of vocation directors are at SHST this week for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors' (NCDVD) Institute for Diocesan Vocation Personnel. Attendees represent 35 dioceses mostly from the United States and Canada . The institute, a m...

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1/20/2011

Sacred Heart welcomes new ESL class

Sacred Heart School of Theology welcomed nine new students from around the world to its renowned English-as-a-Second-Language Program this month. The group includes five priests from the central African nation of Burundi and a priest from Poland. Also stu...

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12/1/2010

Two Ordained to the Diaconate at Sacred Heart

Two men have been ordained as transitional deacons at Sacred Heart School of Theology: Clint Landry of the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Greg Schill, SCJ, of the Priests of Sacred Heart. The Most Rev. Donald Kettler, J.C.L., bishop of the Diocese o...

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